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Guacamole Lovers Say Low-Fat Florida Avocados Are the Pits

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:13:08 EDT

As the larger, leaner ‘SlimCado’ challenges California’s Hass variety, some foodies feel betrayed; more pointless than fat-free cheese?


Cleveland Invents a New Bagel, Hits New York With Schmear Campaign

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:53:06 EDT

Republican convention host city touts its entry’s crunch outside, chewy inside


Empire Diner Aims to Recapture Glory Days With Contemporary Spin

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:39:40 EDT

In the ‘70s and ‘80s the retro-chic Empire Diner in Manhattan served the fashionable set. In recent years, it fell on hard times but chef John DeLucie and restaurateur Stacy Pisone are counting on a real-estate boom to reclaim its legacy.


Foie Gras Ice Cream, Anyone?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:05 EDT

As temperatures rise thoughts increasingly turn to a favorite warm-weather treat—ice cream. And these days flavor innovations range from strawberry with kale and basil swirl to, yes, foie gras.


Foolproof Ways to Cook Eggs in Your Office

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:58:13 EDT

Want to hard boil or poach an egg to perfection at work? The right microwave egg gadget makes breakfast at the office easy.


Waterbeds, Country Music and Backscratchers: How Cows Get Coddled

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:17:15 EDT

U.S. farmers are seeking to boost milk production by pampering their dairy cattle. ‘They can’t get stressed.’


Grass-Fed Beef: A Discerning Carnivore's Guide

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:17:26 EDT

We love the notion that a happy cow yields great meat. Finally, the flavor of grass-fed beef is living up to the hype. Here’s where to get it and how to cook it.


Mr. Peanut Collectors Hunt for a Rare Treasure: New Mr. Peanut Collectors

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:47:28 EDT

As the monocled mascot turns 100, the Peanut Pals club launches an effort to butter up potential members under 70


Maryland Deviled Crab Dip: 30-Minute Recipe

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:38:13 EDT

Party food doesn’t get any more appealing than this buttery oven-baked crab dip. Throw it together in 30 minutes and serve with toast rounds to scoop up every luscious bite.


Katz's Delicatessen to Launch World-Wide Shipping Service

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:12:17 EDT

After serving classic Jewish-style fare to New Yorkers for 129 years, Katz’s Delicatessen is looking to broaden its customer base by delivering pastrami to Pakistan and corned beef to Colombia.


Chef Michael Symon on 'Stairway to Heaven'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:29:11 EDT

After an accident derails a high-school wrestler, Led Zeppelin points him to a culinary career.


Mommy, Where Do Cocktails Come From?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:06 EDT

Utah law requires many restaurants to mix drinks behind a partition to shield the act from curious minors—but a new bill would allow it back in the open; the ‘Zion Curtain’ becomes the ‘Zion Moat.’


Smoky Chicken Enchiladas: 35-Minute Recipe

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:18:26 EDT

A lasagne-like take on enchiladas, this recipe from Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde requires no rolling of the tortillas. Simply alternate layers of tortilla with a smoky chili-tomato sauce, shredded chicken and cheddar.


Don't Tell Texas, But Arkansas Is Laying Claim to Queso

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:30:15 EDT

Many Arkansans think cheese dip has finally given them something to call their own after decades in the shadow of neighboring states’ fajitas, gumbo and barbecue.


A Clean-Out-the-Fridge Sunday Lunch

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:18 EDT

When chef Katie Button gathers a crowd around her table, it’s a proper feast and not a scrap goes to waste. Her recipes for salmon collars provençal, farro salad with parsley pesto and fresh ricotta, and broccoli rabe with whey sauce add up to a satisfying meal.


Canned Beer for Beer Snobs: The 6 Best Craft Brews to Crack

Fri, 05 May 2017 22:14:17 EDT

Don’t turn up your nose: Beer in cans is better than ever. Pop the tops on these barbecue-friendly craft brews.


Seared Trout With Pea Ragout and New Potatoes: 30-Minute Recipe

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:05 EDT

In this simple recipe, Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde takes advantage of ingredients at their peak right now: English peas, leeks and new potatoes. He pairs them with crisp-seared trout for a fresh and delicious spring meal.


Steamed Halibut With Mushrooms and Spinach: 30-Minute Recipe

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:21 EDT

Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan brightens this simple dish of steamed fish, seared mushrooms and wilted spinach with a tangy buttermilk sauce.


Candy Corn Lovers Will Eat Candy Corn Anything---No Matter What It Tastes Like

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:46:30 EDT

New forms of M&Ms, Oreos, Peeps and popcorn claim to have candy-corn flavor, but confectioners can’t agree on the ideal taste.


The Simple Secret to Beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:41:55 EDT

When it comes to Southern-style biscuits and gravy, the biscuit makes or breaks the dish, however you choose to top it. Here’s how to nail it every time, plus recipes for classic sausage and zesty tomato gravy.


Bourbon That Tops $100 a Shot is Big Draw

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:57:20 EDT

Pappy Van Winkle, a cult-favorite bourbon that is produced in limited quantities in Kentucky, is being featured at some New York City establishments, including a $500-a-plate dinner at a Midtown restaurant.


This Honey Cake Tastes Trickier Than It Is

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:17:24 EDT

Moist, rich and not overly sweet, this simple Moroccan cake gets its complex flavor straight from the beehive. Drenched in honey and topped with toasted almonds, it has just a hint of orange blossom.


The Secret to Hostess's Comeback: There's No Improving the Twinkie

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:56:36 EDT

When it re-launched the spongy snack, the company’s new owners chose to make only ‘strategic’ tweaks, such as a longer shelf life and a deep-fried version.


Homely Fruits and Vegetables Are Having Their Day in the Sun

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:09:21 EDT

A shoppers snap up knobbled carrots, misshapen apples and ‘spuglies,’ baffled growers are seeing green in ugly produce; ‘we don’t care if it’s a mutt.’


Bunker Food: Not Just for the Apocalypse Anymore

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:45:34 EDT

Dehydrated Greek yogurt, gluten-free meals join freeze-dried pasta stalwarts as emergency-food companies seek to broaden customer appeal.


Here's Johnny Marzetti, Ohio's Crowd-Pleasing Casserole

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:53:55 EDT

Born in Columbus, Ohio, this dish of pasta, tomato and ground beef with a molten cheddar-cheese topping has won hearts across the state. Bring Johnny Marzetti home to your own kitchen with this classic recipe.


Why Is the McFlurry Machine Down Again?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:11:14 EST

Frequent interruptions in McDonald’s ice cream service in the U.S. and abroad are spawning an avalanche of social media complaints—and conspiracy theories.


What's Juicing the Market for Weird Fruit? Rosh Hashana, Obviously

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 21:52:50 EDT

New Year celebration sparks fevered competition among some Jews to secure monstera, cherimoya and other hard-to-eat offerings; ‘better than drugs.’


Phony Baloney: Butchers Are Selling Vegetables Made to Look Like Meat

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:05:00 EDT

New breed of markets goes to great lengths to create faux links, cutlets and patties that look and taste more like fauna than flora—such as lox crafted from carrots and jerky derived from wheat gluten. ‘Nothing bloody or Texan about it’


Le Coucou Takes Top Restaurant Honor at Beard Awards

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:06:17 EDT

In the food world’s equivalent of the Oscars, Le Coucou, a French dining spot in Manhattan, was crowned the best new restaurant in the U.S. by the James Beard Foundation Awards.


How to Trim and Cook an Artichoke: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide

Thu, 11 May 2017 13:52:28 EDT

This spiny vegetable may look daunting, but it’s actually a cinch to prepare. Here, a quick guide, plus a recipe for a delicious curry-shallot dipping sauce.


Spaghetti With Tomatoes and Garlic Scapes: 20-Minute Recipe

Mon, 08 May 2017 22:19:33 EDT

This easy and tasty whole-wheat pasta dish from Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde comes together in 20 minutes, using basic pantry staples. Garlic scapes, just coming into season, add extra kick.


The Next Great Wine Destination?

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:54:47 EDT

The Georgian province of Kakheti, in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, has charming small towns, idyllic countryside and an ancient winemaking tradition that’s just starting to catch a buzz.


Five Up-and-Coming Winemakers To Watch

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:28:38 EDT

Europe’s most dynamic and drinkable young vintners, as chosen by the wine gurus of New York’s best new restaurants.


NYC Ferries' Concessions Under Pressure to be Profitable

Tue, 02 May 2017 05:30:09 EDT

Most commuters on ferries launching this week in New York City likely will welcome the onboard concessions, but for the company running the 20-boat operation for the city, the stands will be an important piece of the financial puzzle.


A Town Named for Bacon Considers Switching to Pie

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:41:35 EDT

As ‘foodies’ invade, residents of Eggs and Bacon Bay, on the Australian island of Tasmania, must decide whether to adopt a (marginally) healthier name.


The Negroni Variations: Rethinking the Classic Recipe

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:20:56 EDT

These riffs take the classic gin-Campari-vermouth combo into new territory without losing sight of what makes the drink great.


New York's Craft Beers Will Compete Head to Head

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:39:41 EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will serve as one of the judges for the Taste New York Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge, a statewide competition slated for this month that is drawing entries from nearly 70 breweries across the state.


Turkeys Lay Eggs, Too---Then the Foodies Fight Over Them

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:52:01 EST

Thanksgiving’s top birds lay only two or three a week, so cooks who prize their creamy, ‘nutty’ flavor are left to scramble; ‘How is this so difficult?’


New Yorkers Pass on Cocktail Classic

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:17:57 EDT

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which was set to launch with a gala hosted by Bill Murray on Thursday night at Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse, has been canceled.


The Most Comforting Thing to Eat Right Now: Caribbean Stews

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:56:42 EDT

When summer beckons yet a chill still lingers, Caribbean stews hit the spot. Recipes for Haitian légumes, St. Lucian pepper pot and Jamaican-style brown stew oxtails deliver both the warmth and the bright flavors of the islands.